Quilt Along with the January QOV Design

It is time for a Quilt-Along!

Without a doubt, there’ll never be a time when everyone can do it so, if you can — great and if you can’t . . there’ll be others.

Here’s what I can tell you now:

  • Instructions will be posted beginning Monday, January 23.  I will post instructions on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  I will leave them up and once we’re all done, I’ll create a link on the Free Patterns page so if you can’t do in now, it will be there when you’re ready.
  • The quilt will finish at 61″ x 81″.
  • I have not figured yardage requirements yet but EQ says:  Background – 2-7/8 yards; Red – 1 yard; Navy – 1-3/4 yards.  For the scrappy framed star blocks, EQ says you can get 3 blocks from 3/8 yard.  I wouldn’t recommend buying fabric yet but if you want to begin digging through the stash to see what might work, this will get you started.  I will post more specific yardage requirements by the end of this weekend, once I get the pattern written.

Anything I forgot to say?

January QOV

Last night when I should have been finishing up the border blocks for my January Color Palette Challenge, I couldn’t stop thinking about the January QOV.  Heck, the month is almost half over and there was no design swimming around in my head.  I began playing with blocks and came up with this.

Of course, I think it needs a pieced border but I ran out of  quilt before I got to the border!  I love that it’s a bit wonky.  It should be quick to make.  The flying geese units around the center square that make up the stare are all made from the same blue/background fabric so they can be pieced quickly. I’ll use one background and then make the colored sections scrappy — whatever I can find.  I’ll use the same red and the same blue throughout and will probably bind it in red.

It will finish at 61″ x 81″.

What do you think?